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Re: Sharing the Family PC is Patent-Pending

From: David Kastrup
Subject: Re: Sharing the Family PC is Patent-Pending
Date: 07 May 2004 19:44:08 +0200
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Rui Miguel Seabra <> writes:

> On Fri, 2004-05-07 at 12:14 -0400, Barry Margolin wrote:
> > The part about fast switching between users has been in MacOS for a 
> > couple of years, but I don't think Unix has it at all (su changes the 
> > userid, but it doesn't bring up the new user's desktop environment).
> At least in GNU/Linux you can go to console and type:
>    startx -- :1
> GUI's could be done to simplyfy this job, namely detecting existing
> graphical consoles, but it's really a trivial job (just not very
> exciting).
> Also, there's Xnest, which can launch a new graphical session _inside_
> the current one.

gdmflexiserver is _much_ more convenient.  Just start it without any
options (assuming that you are using gdm, of course).

David Kastrup, Kriemhildstr. 15, 44793 Bochum

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